At the Mercy of Men (1918)

Vera Souroff, a young Russian girl, is seized on the street and dragged into a room where three officers of the Czar's guard have been dining. The lights are turned out and the girl is ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Miller

Writer:

Paul West
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Cast

Cast overview:
Alice Brady ... Vera Souroff
Frank Morgan ... Count Nicho
Jack W. Johnston ... Boris Litofsky (as Jack Johnson)
Robert Walker ... Count Andreas
C. Porches C. Porches ... Count Michael
Helen Lindroth ... Mme. Souroff
W.C. Carleton W.C. Carleton ... Maj. Souroff
Yolande Duquette Yolande Duquette ... Countess Zaptine (as Yolande Buquette)
Tula Belle Tula Belle ... Alice
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Vera Souroff, a young Russian girl, is seized on the street and dragged into a room where three officers of the Czar's guard have been dining. The lights are turned out and the girl is outraged. The crime is brought to the attention of the Czar. Vera cannot tell which of the three officers is the guilty man. The Czar orders Count Nicho, the eldest of the three officers, to marry the girl, and makes them all turn over their fortunes to her. They are then sent to prison. The revolution breaks out. Vera saves her husband at the risk of her own life, as she wishes to wring from him the name of the man that violated her. Nicho, now honestly in love with his wife, admits that he was her assaulter, and the couple clasp each other in a fervent embrace. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

20 April 1918 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bride's Revenge See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Will offend every clean minded person
14 November 2015 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

The only explanation for producing "At the Mercy of Men," a five-part Select Picture written by Paul West, was to give Alice Brady an opportunity to repeat the artistic success she made in "The Knife." The photoplay fails of its purpose. It is crudely put together, and its subject matter is of such a nature that it will offend every clean minded person. There are a number of elaborate mob scenes and the atmosphere of the different grades of Russian society is effectively reproduced. Alice Brady works conscientiously and puts real feeling into the part of Vera, but the inartistic manner in which the disagreeable situations are emphasized defeats her efforts. The quiet intensity of the Walter play was created by a master playwright. The only possible excuse for such a play is the skill shown in its making. Art ceases to be art when it strikes below the belt. The picture was directed by Charles Miller and photographed by Hal Young. - The Moving Picture World, May 4, 1918


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